Successful high-capacity technology now available to
service and energy companies worldwide.
BAHRAIN, March 5, 2012-WesternGeco today announced the
formation of a new division to sell and lease its
revolutionary UniQ* point-receiver land acquisition and
processing system to other industry players. The move will
make the industry-leading UniQ system generally available
to all service companies as well as to energy companies
that maintain their own crews.
UniQ technology offers drastically better seismic imaging
through better noise handling and resolution. The
UniQ platform is designed as an open-architecture
system with a proven capacity in excess of 200,000 channels
and forms an auto-correcting, fault-tolerant layout that
maximizes uptime and therefore reduces overall survey
duration. Average downtime on one recent high channel count
project was 1.7%. UniQ technology offers continuous
recording and is 100% compatible with all multiple source
techniques. Productivity on one current project has
averaged more than 20,000 vibrator points per day.
"The move was prompted by the desire to combine WesternGeco
UniQ leadership with the logistical capability of service
and energy company crews around the world to provide the
market with a wider choice of both technology and
supplier." said Carl Trowell, president, WesternGeco. "UniQ
technology is more than an acquisition system and we will
also be making all of the spread design, data management
and single-sensor noise reduction and signal enhancement
software available. This is the result of over a decade's
worth of experience of high-end single-sensor land
technology development." he added.
With industry adoption of high-capacity point-receiver
seismic technology accelerating, open availability of the
UniQ system is expected to lead to further growth.
WesternGeco sees increasing demand for the technology and
will continue to offer the UniQ service as part of its land
For more information, visit www.slb.com/uniqsales.
Schlumberger is the world's leading supplier of technology,
integrated project management and information solutions to
customers working in the oil and gas industry worldwide.
Employing more than 113,000 people representing over 140
nationalities and working in approximately 85 countries,
Schlumberger provides the industry's widest range of
products and services from exploration through production.
Schlumberger Limited has principal offices in Paris,
Houston and The Hague, and reported revenues of $39.54
billion in 2011.www.slb.com.
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